I know you all have been simply pining away for lack of posts on my part,but fear not. I have returned!!
The laptop is still awaiting its new power supply (on order), but we seized the moment to update me to a new teensy laptop (10.2-inch screen) with three times the hard drive space of the old one. D. and I had been talking about it for a while, and when he saw one on sale, I was sold. The old one will become backup and be cleaned up and set up for kiddie games, as well
I've been getting used to my new "wheels" for a few days now - the hardest part has been getting accustomed to the British layout keyboard. It's only ever so slightly different, but that's enough to create constant typos for me.
Everyone's fine, although my head feels stuffed with cotton wool. No exciting knitting news, although I did start some purple lace (Spinner's Lace shawl in deep purple Artesano Alpaca). When it's more than 20 rows, I will get a picture.
I do have some gorgeousness to show off, however. I was fortunate enough to be quite a winner in Liz's (that would be Liz at Knitting on the Green) blog contest, and the prizes arrived this morning. Oh. Wow. Isn't the velvet project bag stunning? I want to wear it, even if it could only be a glove. But wait...check out the two skeins of hand-dyed wool - Liz's own handiwork. I am SO impressed at the depth and richness of the colors. This photo is pretty accurate for color but not perfect. [Click on photo to embiggen] Isn't it awesome? Any suggestions for the perfect project? There are 440 yards total, I believe.